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Under the Circuit: Scarlett Johansson

She's saved the world from an alien invasion, the least the academy could do is give her an Oscar nomination

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Film Review: Avengers: Age of Ultron (★★½)

Full disclosure: I’m not an avid superfan of the Marvel universe.  This shouldn’t disqualify me from talking about the newest mega film “Avengers:...

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Marvel Releases Third “Avengers: Age of Ultron” Trailer

Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant...

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Sci-Fi Fridays, Episode 43: The Best of Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror 2014 (The Actresses, Part 2)

How’s it going, fellow readers? Last week I suffered some technical difficulties with my laptop so I was unable to post the new Sci-Fi Fridays article, but now that...

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Interview: ‘Under The Skin’s Sound Designer Johnnie Burn On Creating Sounds You’ve Never Heard Before

A longtime collaborator with director Jonathan Glazer, sound designer Johnnie Burn has earned critical acclaim for his work on Under The Skin. Often singled out by...

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For Your Consideration: ‘Under the Skin’ Sound, Jenny Slate’s Work, ‘Life Itself’ in Picture

CIRCUIT CONSIDERATION: It’s that time of the year again.  The studios are about to kick off Phase 1.  In lots of ways, the more money you have, the more likely...

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Oscar Circuit: When People Stop Being Polite, and Start Getting Real

It’s always a good time for an Oscar Predictions update, especially in the thick of a festival.  NYFF is about to drop the bomb with Paul Thomas Anderson’s...

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Oscars 2014: New Faces, Few Spaces

OSCAR CIRCUIT: A few changes have occurred in the 2014 Oscar Predictions.  Rumors of Saul Dibb‘s Suite Francaise, Todd Haynes’ Carol, and Justin...

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Community Reactions: Brain vs. Brawn vs. Fluff(y)?

This weekend sees a sci-fi, Luc Besson-enhanced ScarJo combatting an amped up, bedraggled demigod at the box office. In terms of ticket sales, Lucy has the upper hand,...

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Lucy (★★)

Luc Besson has brought forth some fabulous character creations over his directing tenure.  He introduced us to the awe-inspiring talent of Natalie Portman in The...

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Scarlett Johansson is in talks to ‘Hail, Caesar!’ for the Coens

It seems like the Coen Brothers really want to keep me on board with their work after I fell in love with Inside Llewyn Davis last year at the New York Film Festival. If...

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The Mid-Year Highs and Lows Part One: Favorite Performances

By: Robert Hamer and Joey Magidson This year, I’m going to be doing things a little bit differently than I normally do when it comes to my Best of the First Half...

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Chef (★★★½)

There are so many food puns I could make about how good Jon Favreau‘s Chef is, but I’ll do my best to avoid them…or at least limit them. Honestly, they...

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First Trailer for Jon Favreau’s ‘Chef’ Premieres

Sometimes a smaller film comes along and exceeds all of your expectations. Such was the case for me a week or so ago when I saw Jon Favreau‘s new film Chef. He...

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Weekend Openings — (April 4 – April 6)

What do movie theaters have to offer this weekend? Captain America: The Winter Soldier Chris Evans is back as superhero Captain America in the sequel to Marvel’s...

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Scarlett Johansson talks ‘Under the Skin’

Last month, right after seeing her brilliant performance in the new film Under the Skin (my review of which is right here), I was invited to partake in a press...

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Under the Skin (★★★½)

Prepare to see Scarlett Johansson as you’ve never seen her before folks, in more  ways than one too. With Under the Skin, Johansson has given a tour de force...

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Six Spot #4: Best Actress 2003

Welcome back to the Six Spot!  Before we dive into an Oscar race that produced two of my favorite Oscar-nominated performances of the 2000s, I want to thank everyone...

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Oscars 2014: Will Win/Should Win (Robert Hamer)

What a year, what a year! Well, movie-wise my whole year was – give or take some donations from generous studios – compressed to roughly three months, and...

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Watch Scarlett Johansson in the Second Trailer for ‘Under the Skin’

TRAILER: From visionary director Jonathan Glazer (SEXY BEAST, BIRTH) comes a stunning career transformation, a masterpiece of existential science fiction that journeys...

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New Poster for ‘Under the Skin’ with Scarlett Johansson

A new poster has dropped for Jonathan Glazer’s “Under the Skin” starring Scarlett Johansson.  An official trailer will also be dropping tomorrow by...

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Watch the Big Game Teaser for ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

Check out the new teaser trailer for “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” which will premiere during the Super Bowl on Sunday.  Also, we have some new...

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Her (★★★★)

I’ve been dropping hints about how much I love Spike Jonze‘s new film Her since I saw it at the New York Film Festival. Now, I can really and truly get into...

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Best of 2013: Davis Awards Choose Breakthrough and Body of Work Mentions

The next phase of the Best of the Year citations continue with some highlights of many actors and actresses that will likely not get too many mentions at the end of the...

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Second Trailer for Spike Jonze’s ‘Her’ Premieres

Easily the best film I’ve seen this year, and frankly the best thing I’ve seen in many years, Spike Jonze‘s Her is an absolute treasure. With the...